June 9th was a hard day for the BSD community. In the morning, a fire broke out at South Meadows apartments, resulting in three of our families being displaced. Shortly thereafter, Luul Ali Gure, a mother of several children in our District, was killed in a car accident.
In the wake of these tragedies, our community is mourning together and working to help lift each other up. Below please find a number of different ways to help those affected by these tragedies. And if you learn of other ways, please let us know so that we can keep this list updated.
South Meadows Families:
Gift Cards for South Meadows (from a South Meadow resident): There are 6 affected families without fundraisers and there are families displaced until the city can decide to let them back or not. They are in motels but are having to eat out which is getting very expensive. These families will also have to stock their refrigerators and freezers back up upon their return. They need help as well. And there are children who attend Burlington schools within these families. Any help with gift cards for food (refrigerator and freezer stock up) would be wonderful and could be dropped off to South Meadow office, to be split between the 6 families that do not have Go Fund Me pages going.
Update from Champlain Elementary PTO and Principal Dorfman: